The City of Westminster is seeking a dynamic, compassionate and collaborative Library Associate who loves working with Children and Tweens ranging from birth to middle school ages. The Library Associate II - Youth Services position is responsible for complex and technical paraprofessional library work in the Public Services area. This includes planning and performing story time for children ages birth to preschool and their adults, assisting with services and programs for birth to middle school tweens; providing readers' advisory, reference services, community outreach, supporting the librarian with collection development tasks and providing patron assistance on the use of electronic devices and resources.
The ideal candidate for this role has a heart for public service, champion’s teamwork, is customer-focused, and values empathy based service in a public library setting. Someone with innovative programming ideas, passion for Youth Services, tech savviness, and ability to navigate supporting both kiddos and caregivers alike will thrive in this environment.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate. The City of Westminster offers a bonus of up to $1,500 per year depending on the employee’s fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Laotian or American Sign Language (ASL).
Additional Info & Requirements
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Graduation from High School or GED
- Experience working with children in a daycare, preschool, elementary school, or children's department of a public or school library
- Possess a valid driver's license and maintain a safe driving record
- Graduation from a four-year college or university
- Youth services or general library experience
- Working knowledge of children's and young adult literature
- Experience designing and presenting story times to children, especially preschoolers, toddlers and/or babies
- Experience in planning and implementing programs for children and young adults
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
The College Hill branch is a destination library that services the surrounding community as well as an array of college students. It is jointly operated with the Front Range Community College and often partners with the upstairs academic Front Range library for circulation and various services.